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2020 National Rankings: Breaking Down the Top 10
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (3:41 PM CT, Tue August 23, 2016)
Georgia PG Dwon Odom lands at #6 in the national rankings.
Georgia PG Dwon Odom lands at #6 in the national rankings.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Pottsville, PA (Future150) -- With the national class of 2020 headed to the high school ranks, it's time for Future150 to unveil our expanded top 100. First, we break down our top 10, with each prospect beginning their careers with a target on their back!

#1.I  Jabri Abdur-RahimSF, Seton Hall Prep (NJ): Our #1 rising freshman in America is the 6'6" wing, who recently relocated from California to northern New Jersey. He'll be suiting up at Seton Hall Prep (NJ), where Ashton, Sterling & Temple Gibbs all starred before him. The son of former NBA & Cal-Berkeley 6'9" star Shareef Abdur-Rahim, he obviously has great bloodlines, but has been putting together his own impressive resume over the past few years on the AAU circuit. Texas A&M has already offered a scholarship.

#2.I  Kyree WalkerSG, Moreau Catholic (CA): There hasn't been a more dominant prospect at the middle school level than the 6'5" power-wing. A prospect with a mature frame and game, he can score with ease on all three levels. He's also an explosive prospect who can score over the top of defenders when necessary. When talking about kids who are ready to compete against juniors and seniors immediately, this is your guy. He's headed to Moreau Catholic (CA).

#3.I  Isaiah ToddPF, John Marshall (VA): The upside factor is huge for the 6'8" Virginia big man. A versatile prospect at 6'8" with skills to play multiple positions on the floor, right now he's a devastating stretch-four man with the ability to pick-and-pop or step out and knock down jump shots consistently. The future of the Team Loaded Virginia (VA) program, he already holds offers from the likes of Baylor, Penn State & Wake Forest.

#4.I  Jaden SpringerSG, Rocky River (NC): Without a doubt one of the best, if not the best, scorers in this class. Never lacking confidence, Springer can score from all three levels and is at his best when slashing and finishing at the rim. If his jumpshot becomes as consistent as his finishing abilities, he could definitely be entered into the overall #1 argument. Headed to Rocky River High School next year, it will be shocking to see him put up anything less than impressive numbers. 

#5.I  Jaemyn Brakefield, PF, Huntington Prep (WV): The 6'8" big man first came onto our radar as a 6'5" sixth grader at our Future150 Elite24 Camp. Since then, he's become one of the most dominant prospects in middle school basketball. The Jackson, Mississippi product is taking his talents to basketball factory Huntington Prep (WV) as he begins his freshman season, looking to showcase his inside-outside skills.

#6.I  Dwon Odom, PG, St. Frances (GA): An explosive 6'2" lead guard hailing from Atlanta, the physical floor general had a monster summer. He led his Atlanta Celtics (GA) team to an Orlando Super Showcase Championship in July, dismantling the competition along the way. While he's more of a scoring guard at this point in his career, we're expecting him to showcase his distribution skills as a freshman.

#7.I  Jalen Suggs, PG, Minnehaha Academy (MN): A touted prospect in Minnesota since his sixth grade year, the 6'3" athlete is a dominant prospect in both basketball and football. This summer, he showed that he's battle tested, as he competed in Las Vegas at the 17U level for Team Sizzle (MN), holding his own against some elite prospects in the 2017 class. Look for him to put up serious numbers during his freshman season.

#8.I  Shemar Morrow, SF, La Mirada (CA): Another big name on the middle school circuit for several years now, the 6'6" wing is ready to take his talents to the high school level. An explosive and physical small forward, Morrow is ready to put up numbers right now, and his game has grown considerably over the past year. While he's known for his high-flying game, he's much more than at athlete these days.

#9.I  Jeremy Roach, PG, Paul VI (VA): The 6'2" lead guard exploded at the 2016 CP3 All-American Camp, where he showcased his abilities as both a scorer and a distributor. While he's always been skilled, his added explosiveness makes him an even more impressive prospect when talking about long-term projections. Suiting up for one of the best high schools in the Mid-Atlantic region should help propel his status even more as he grows and matures.

#10.I  Scottie Barnes, SF, Cardinal Newman (FL): The buzz on the South Florida prospect has been steadily growing since the calendar turned to 2016. Already 6'6" with ability to play on both the wing and in the post, it's going to be fun to see how much more he grows, which will help determine if he slides comfortably into the small forward spot, or if he evolves into a stretch-four. Either way, at this juncture, he's an elite prospect in the class who is extremely skilled.

Which other prospects cracked our initial top 100 rankings board for the class?

                 National Class of 2020 Top 100 Rankings


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